Scarred for life
A mile north of the railroad cut that I featured in my "Crystalline Wall" (January 17) post, the railroad right-of-way becomes broader, but is still characterized by steep, though not precipitous, banks. Here, trees established themselves many, many years ago on the lip of the cut. Over the years, they've developed some pretty impressive buttresses to anchor themselves at the rocky edge.
My new camera allows me to create monochromatic images so, when I took the time to really examine these trees, I thought they might make good subjects rendered in black-and-white.
Slowly engulfing a stone
And, to finish up, some splashes of color...
Low sun enflaming American beech leaves on a darkening afternoon
Moss- and fungus-encrusted log